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Sea Wife (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Inspired by a real-life newspaper article, Gaige tells the story of a young father who decides to give up his middle-class life, buy a sailboat and take his family on a long sailing voyage off the coast of Panama. Needless to say, things don't go as planned. Alternating between the wife’s post-voyage narration and the husband’s sailing journal, this is an extremely well-written, utterly gripping story of a family trying to hold it together in the face of crisis. Now in paperback, this was one of my favorite books of 2020.

— Rico

This is one of my favorite books of 2020. A husband and wife decide to step out of the rat race and take their two small children on a long sailing voyage off the coast of Central America. Needless to say, things don’t go as planned. The writing is fantastic, the characters are all too human (read: flawed but sympathetic) and the story reads like the best kind of thriller.

— Rico

May 2020 Indie Next List


“Wherever you go, your anxieties go with you — even (or especially) if you go live on a boat to sail the world with your spouse and small children. Nothing will ever be the same for Juliet, Michael, and their family after their harrowing year at sea, and no reader will be the same after reading this taut, brilliant novel. I can’t stop thinking about it.”
— Mary Laura Philpott, Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

About the Author


AMITY GAIGE is the author of three novels, O My Darling, The Folded World, and Schroder, which was short-listed for the Folio Prize in 2014. Published in eighteen countries, Schroder was named one of best books of 2013 by The New York Times Book Review, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews, The Women's National Book Association, Cosmopolitan, Denver Post, The Buffalo News, The Millions, Amazon, Bookmarks, and Publisher's Weekly, among others. Gaige is the recipient of many awards for her previous novels, including Foreword Book of the Year Award for 2007; and in 2006, she was named one of the "5 Under 35" outstanding emerging writers by the National Book Foundation. She has a Fulbright and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, the Literary Review, The Yale Review, and One Story. She lives in Connecticut with her family.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781432879259
ISBN-10: 1432879251
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: June 24th, 2020
Language: English
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